- May 29, 2020
Artificial intelligence is a term that has become synonymous to the technological advancements of the present. And rightfully so. Through AI, people can do so many things now and perform such calculations that could never have been possible otherwise.
Have you ever wondered what its true meaning is? Up until a few years ago, I used to think that artificial intelligence is just another term for a computer. I am sure at least some of you can relate to me. My understanding of this concept was correct, yet it wasn’t.
AI is also referred to as Machine Intelligence. Its meaning is a lot more elaborate. AI refers to a system or a piece of technology that is competent enough to utilize external information and manipulate it to its advantage through its artificially designed brain or features and get the desired result.
An example would help you understand better. Look at a basic calculator, the one used by students; the user feeds it information, a basic calculation. This becomes its external data, say the square of 95267.15. A human mind would take some time to solve this; however, the calculator’s intelligent features will make a millisecond to get the answer, which is 190534.3.
Now, this is the most rudimentary example of AI found in the present. Today, the human mind has created so many innovations that the best example of AI needs a lot of debate.
However, after perusing through all of them, I have found my answer. In my opinion, a Smartphone, being the most extensively used AI, with people even taking on guaranteed loans to get it, is also the most advanced.
Let us find out why.
The words smart and intelligent are synonyms. And a phone is a device that is not naturally made so. It is artificial. Thus, a device with a name that is almost identical to artificial intelligence is bound to be artificially intelligent, right?
Now, if the phone did not have the right competence to back up its meaningful name, there would have been a problem. Since that is not the case, so we are good to go.
Your Smartphone can perform a number of tasks with just a few clicks. And the best part is it there is no limit to its use. A Smartphone can become a substitute for a computer, with MS Office at its beck and call. So, there should be no doubt about its smartness.
Our cognitive skills make us more aware and able to apprehend everything that is around us. A smart cognitive ability is far more heightened than ours.
Have you ever come across a term or a concept that you did not know about? I am sure you must have. Yesterday, my dad and I were having a conversation about our Prime Minister. Then the discussion went on to the previous ones, and finally, I realized that I did not know the number of Prime Ministers of my own country.
So, I asked Siri to provide me with an answer, and now I know we have had 76 past PMs.
The inbuilt application like that of Siri in iPhone and Google Assistant in Android helps us every day to boost our cognition, with more information and knowledge than we can ever find in books. Well, we can, but it would take much longer.
Many artificially intelligent devices cannot make room for more than their features. However, a Smartphone does, with a memory of 64, 256, and 512GB.
On every Smartphone in the world, you will find applications that regularly aid in making it even more intelligent.
There is an application for everything today;
From gaming to social media to cooking and editing apps to make the food pictures look even more delicious, applications downloaded from the play store or apple store are a significant reason for its smartness.
Artificial Intelligence in Smartphones is the only technology that can update itself. Since technology is notorious for becoming redundant, the year after you buy it, the option of upgrading it is more than welcomed.
For the people who partner with private lenders to become able to buy an iPhone find the most reprieve in knowing that they can update their smartphones to get the newest operating system installed in it.
I had spent £1,000 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 about 1.5 years ago. It is a great phone, still works smoothly and clicks clear pictures. However, it is powered by Nougat, which is the android operating system 7.1.1.
So, at present, it is about two-generation old, with Android 10 being the latest version. Since I do not want to change it, all I have to do is update the software, and I am good to go for another year until the next update is available.
The smart phone’s ability to change itself with time and never be stuck in the same ways of the past is making it the best example of Artificial Intelligence without a speck of doubt.
I want to end by highlighting the importance of a Smartphone. Without it, our lives would not only be mundane, but we would also be less competent and intelligent.
Many people have compared a Smartphone to be as imperative as our limbs. Its absence indeed makes us handicapped, so that comparison is pretty accurate.
However, I do not think that it highlights the true glory of the Smartphone. The Android, iOS, and Windows phones of the present are complementing our brain and the knowledge we had. They are continuously adding to it and making it understand the complexities with ease.
So, saying that Smartphones has set a paradigm in the world of Artificial Intelligence is not exaggerating its competence, but stating a fact that cannot be denied.